I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of security as a feature. Here’s what I’ve decided: Security does not sell.* *except when you are selling security products. Yes, security is important. Public security failures or injury lawsuits can evaporate profits. Unfortunately, security doesn’t win in the marketplace.
I don’t believe that the airport screening program has done anything to make us feel more secure. If anything, the TSA has replaced a tiny possibility of something bad happening with the absolute certainty that you will be hassled, virtually stripped, and potentially sexually violated. It’s as if we’ve found a way to take terrorism […]
This week’s recommended reading: Bruce Schneier has pointed out three extremely thought provoking rants on security. I especially love the rant that points out companies are spending billions on security and getting beat by people who can’t spell. Incidentally, if you care about computer security and do not read Bruce’s blog, I strongly recommend that you […]